Friday, July 27, 2012

{Food Fix} Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

I love me some Mexican food but I also know how damaging it could be to the waist line.  So a couple weeks ago, the Hubs and I decided to try Baja Fresh, for a healthier twist on Mexican.

I didn't really know what to expect of the food or the restaurant, just that they are supposed to be healthier than your average fast food taco joint.  But I have definitely been lured in to other restaurants by the pull of "nutritious" sounding words, like "fresh", "natural", and "grilled" before, only to find platters full of junk disguised as healthy food. So, I was prepared to be disappointed.
 But I wasn't.
I was actually surprised when I stepped inside and looked around.
Check out the signs above the registers.
"No Microwaves"  "No Can Openers"  "No Freezers"  "No Lard"


This place might actually be legit.
 There were also fresh made salsas, not packaged in little plastic pouches.
Dare I say, environmentally friendly?

Chips and Salsa.

I ordered the
Fire Grilled Chicken Skinny Bowl.
Achiote marinated fire-grilled all white meat chicken, vegetarian black beans, green chile-tomatillo rice, squash & achiote onions topped with our fresh Tomatillo Salsa Fresca.

It was pretty delish.  I could really taste the fire grill flavor on the chicken and the tomatillo salsa fresca was the perfect compliment to the warm rice.
The portion was big, so I saved some for later in the day, which I don't mind.  I prefer to get my money's worth rather than pay regular price for a rinky dink portion.
Speaking of price, I think the bowl was around $6, which isn't too bad.

Overall, I have to say, I was impressed.

Mr. A, wasn't feeling the Fresh Mex at Baja Fresh, so the Hubs took him across the street for a burger at Wendy's,

while Wynnie and I had a mini photo shoot in the parking lot.
Have you ever tried Baja Fresh? What's your take?